Student ID Office:
An Inventory Its Records, 1977-2006, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Dolores Harper was a long time employee of Texas Tech. Beginning in 1976, she was in charge of the creation, innovation and maintenance of the University Student ID system. In an attempt to control dining hall costs and student ID card abuse, Texas Tech utilized the Vali-Dine system. It allowed dining services to monitor card usage. As technology improved the role of the cards expanded. Student ID cards became "Tech Express" cards. They worked as debit cards that could be used in vending machines, the bookstore, dining halls and some local retailers. The cards also provided student access to dormitories. Today, the University ID Office continues to provide an "all-in-one" card for students and faculty using the latest technology.
This one box collection consists of correspondence, literature, proposals and associated documents kept by Dolores Harper illustrating the development of the Student ID program at Texas Tech University.
Open for research.
Student ID Office Records, 1977-2006, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Collection accession #(s):
Grant Gerlich, 2017